I’ve been singing the praises of Lush lately so I thought I would try the Lush Shampoo and Conditioner bars. I’ve been loving their Halloween and Christmas range. There’s no doubt that Lush wins for bath bombs and bubble bars.
I’ve always thought I wouldn’t be a fan of the shampoo and conditioner bars, but last time I went into Lush, I was also out of shampoo and conditioner. So after hearing great things about them, I thought I would pick some up and try for myself.
I just couldn’t imagine using a bar on my hair, I thought that it would feel funny and not lather well, the thought of it went through me.
I picked up the New Shampoo bar, which set me back £5.95. I can’t remember the name of the conditioner bar as it’s not on the site, but it also cost £5.95. This is both quite expensive for what I usually spend on hair care!
So, the shampoo bar smells LOVELY. It’s mainly the cinnamon oil you can smell, which you all know is my favourite scent. It also has clove bud oil, nettle and peppermint infusion and rosemary absolute.
A solid bar with cinnamon, clove and peppermint to stimulate your scalp. Cinnamon leaf, bay and clove bud essential oils combine with peppermint to boost blood flow, stimulating the hair follicles. An infusion of nettle and peppermint helps to stimulate the scalp and promote healthy hair. Rosemary soothes, calms your scalp and adds a glorious shine to your hair.
I wish I could tell you more about the conditioner bar but I can’t. Because I’m an idiot. DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THIS? PLEASE?
I am going to tweet and find out. BRB.
Okay, I am back and according to Lush’s tweeeeteeeerrrrr, it’s The Plumps – which apparently is often different shades of pink – so that’s why I couldn’t find it on their site!
If you fancy high-flying hair with plenty of texture, it’s high time you treated yourself to this well-rounded blend of sea salt, cedarwood and honey. The sandalwood fragrance may be grounding for the mind, but volumising sea salt speaks volumes about how your hair will feel afterwards. A little goes a long way, so simply stroke the bar directly over wet hair then rinse off.
So The Plumps contains sea salt, cedarwood and honey. I doesn’t really smell much until you use it then it has a chalky scent.
You run it through your hair when it’s wet to condition it.
Honestly, I’m so disappointed with both these products! The only good thing to say about the shampoo bar is that it smells lovely and it really does lather up.
My hair just feels so sticky and dry after using this. It’s also caused my scalp to be so dry and itchy – I’m having to use intense over the counter shampoo now to help my scalp heal, which is a problem I’ve had in the past but I’ve not had it for ages!
The conditioner doesn’t do anything to condition at all. My hair feels dull, tacky, dry and lifeless after using these. Woe.
Another thing I didn’t like was how I didn’t know how to store them. I placed the shampoo bar on top of a jar if something else, and it kind of melted itself into the lid and ripped in half when tried to pull it away.
So as you can tell, I’m not a fan of these bars at all and I don’t feel inspired to try any more of the Lush haircare range.
I think I’ll be sticking to the bath stuff in the future!
Have you ever tried any of these bars?